24 Hour Fasting: My Experience

After being MIA for the past 3 weeks I am happy to say that I will be home for the next month, so I can finally settle down and really tackle my fitness goals.

Traveling makes intermittent fasting extremely difficult because of so many different factors, between flight times and exploring you don't want to be tied down to a diet when you are in a new place exploring so many new things, so intermittent fasting is out the window. Since I have been on the road and then back for a couple days and then traveling again it makes meal prep extremely hard as well, generally when I get home I don't have time to meal prep for just 2 days- so again another option out the window. 

Because it seemed like I came to a stand still in my diet and wasn't able to work it around my busy schedule I went back to the drawing board and found 24 hour fasting, which is another type of intermittent fasting. 

Honestly, I wasn't interested in doing it because who can/ would want to go 24 hours with NO food? But I knew I needed to make a change. I have now done this 3 times and I plan on doing it every Monday. 

The reason I have implemented this into my weekly diet is because of the benefits from it. Of course it was difficult not eating for 24 hours but it was a lot easier than you think. I didn't crave anything, I wasn't ever dying of hunger and I was able to keep my blood sugar regulated with a 10 cal juice (technically this takes me out of my fast, so if you have any zero calorie options let me know)

I see so many positive results everytime after a fast and for someone who could eat a large pizza, wings and cake in one sitting this has helped me grab control of my hunger and over- eating. 

CATION: If you ever feel unwell during a 24 hour fast, EAT. We are not looking to starve or deprive you from anything, and your life is way more important than a 24 fast. 

- Ashley Resch